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Charlottesville, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Charlottesville fell 0.2 percentage points in November 2021 to 3.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Charlottesville peaked in April 2020 at 10.6% and is now 7.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Charlottesville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Virginia 3.4% -0.2 -2.4
Charlottesville 3.2% -0.2 -1.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Charlottesville, Virginia, National

Charlottesville, Virginia monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Charlottesville, Virginia Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Charlottesville peaked in April 2020 at 12,420. There are now 8,811 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Charlottesville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Charlottesville, Virginia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Charlottesville 3,609 -206 -2,251

Number of Unemployed Persons

Charlottesville, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Charlottesville
Unemployment Rate
Charlottesville
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 3.4% 3.2% 3,609
October
2021
4.6% 3.6% 3.4% 3,815
September
2021
4.7% 3.8% 3.6% 3,987
August
2021
5.2% 4.0% 3.6% 4,196
July
2021
5.4% 4.2% 3.8% 4,411
June
2021
5.9% 4.3% 4.0% 4,643
May
2021
5.8% 4.5% 4.2% 4,797
April
2021
6.0% 4.7% 4.4% 5,008
March
2021
6.0% 5.1% 4.5% 5,216
February
2021
6.2% 5.2% 4.6% 5,333
January
2021
6.4% 5.3% 4.7% 5,455

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.